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by Aesma
Thu Aug 11, 2022 1:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs
Replies: 102
Views: 4674

Re: Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 yrs

One thing I just thought of - the US is only one of two (??) countries where U.S. citizens are subject to federal income tax on worldwide income regardless of their country of residence. So according to wiki one 'perk' of this is that: "Consular protection outside the United States. While trav...

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by Aesma
Tue Aug 09, 2022 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus axes remaining A350 jet deal with Qatar -sources
Replies: 137
Views: 31477

Re: Airbus axes remaining A350 jet deal with Qatar -sources

And of course someone at Boeing will be thinking this is a costly customer to have so no huge discount.

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by Aesma
Mon Aug 08, 2022 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The nuclear 5000 passenger airplane
Replies: 49
Views: 6565

Re: The nuclear 5000 passenger airplane

Nuclear fission isn't something that can fly easily anyway, with all the shielding needed (without even considering crashes), the weight would be ridiculous. Now one realistic option is to make either hydrogen or synthetic kerosene, using nuclear and renewable electricity.

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by Aesma
Mon Aug 08, 2022 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The nuclear 5000 passenger airplane
Replies: 49
Views: 6565

Re: The nuclear 5000 passenger airplane

In the case of de-carbonation, though, it has to be done even if it's much more expensive than today's tech, and if it results in less consumption, less travel, less of everything.

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by Aesma
Mon Aug 08, 2022 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus axes remaining A350 jet deal with Qatar -sources
Replies: 137
Views: 31477

Re: Airbus axes remaining A350 jet deal with Qatar -sources

Great decision when I'm looking at it from a passenger pov, more airlines should give manufacturers the hardest time if there's any flaws. I agree, more great A350s for airlines I'm more likely to fly than QR ! If you agree with the 2nd part of my comment too, those A350 that others will get are un...

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by Aesma
Mon Aug 08, 2022 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus axes remaining A350 jet deal with Qatar -sources
Replies: 137
Views: 31477

Re: Airbus axes remaining A350 jet deal with Qatar -sources

Aseem747 wrote:
Great decision when I'm looking at it from a passenger pov, more airlines should give manufacturers the hardest time if there's any flaws.


I agree, more great A350s for airlines I'm more likely to fly than QR !

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by Aesma
Thu Aug 04, 2022 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Boeing 747 damaged at Ted Stevens Anchorage Airport
Replies: 10
Views: 4400

Re: Korean Air Boeing 747 damaged at Ted Stevens Anchorage Airport

I'm not a tech/engineer/pilot and although I'm sure I would be able to learn what you describe, not knowing anything about the bigger picture (how these hydraulics work, how the APU works, the fuel situation, the various issues that can come up) means that if something goes technically wrong I might...

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by Aesma
Thu Aug 04, 2022 1:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 682
Views: 45518

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

Buybacks are much less common here in France, although apparently oil major TotalEnergies will do one. I don't have a firm opinion about them, but clearly doing buybacks while having CEO's income tied to share performance is problematic.

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by Aesma
Thu Aug 04, 2022 1:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nancy Pelosi going to Taiwan
Replies: 109
Views: 6850

Re: Nancy Pelosi going to Taiwan

https://twitter.com/BFMTV/status/1554866631079256066
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Chinese ambassador to France : "once Taiwan is back in the fold, its people will be reeducated" https://twitter.com/BFMTV/status/1554866631079256066

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by Aesma
Wed Aug 03, 2022 12:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7135
Views: 494465

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I wonder how Russians can come back from the propaganda. The Germans did it but their defeat was total.

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by Aesma
Tue Aug 02, 2022 9:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 682
Views: 45518

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

It's not about sucking up. It's strategy, if they shun Russia, they know they're next, it's not like they're great democracies.

In practice, they're next anyway, if we manage to replace oil by something else.

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by Aesma
Tue Aug 02, 2022 8:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Al-Kaida leader al-Sawahiri is dead.
Replies: 14
Views: 1363

Re: Al-Kaida leader al-Sawahiri is dead.

Avatar2go wrote:
Yes, the Taliban and the US have a common enemy in Al Qaida. Pretty sure there would be cooperation in taking them down.


I don't know (I really don't). Having your main mortal enemy still conducting assassinations in your country willy nilly isn't a great look.

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by Aesma
Tue Aug 02, 2022 8:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nancy Pelosi going to Taiwan
Replies: 109
Views: 6850

Re: Nancy Pelosi going to Taiwan

But then isn't Russia also viewing Ukraine through the same light, with Euromaidan? Hence China could also do to Taiwan what Russia is doing to Ukraine now. That's why China doesn't support the Russian invasion, and calls for the war to stop, etc. They don't want the two situations to be conflated,...

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by Aesma
Mon Aug 01, 2022 7:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World War 3 over... License plates?
Replies: 15
Views: 1155

Re: World War 3 over... License plates?

It's not license plates changing design or something, though. It's acknowledging the existence of the state of Kosovo, on your prized car.

Time to kick Serbia out of EU candidate status me thinks.

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by Aesma
Sun Jul 31, 2022 10:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mega-Millions jackpot at 1.2 billion
Replies: 54
Views: 2196

Re: Mega-Millions jackpot at 1.2 billion

Winning that Much money publicly would be a curse. I don’t buy tickets because for me, I wouldn’t want to win. It would make everyone know my name and want something from me. That would be a living hell. I think lotteries are most appealing to people with poor financial habits who are constantly br...

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by Aesma
Sun Jul 31, 2022 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man falls from plane near RDU; plane makes rough landing afterwards
Replies: 29
Views: 11033

Re: Man falls from plane near RDU; plane makes rough landing afterwards

I'm assuming there is a regulation about pilots/passengers wearing a parachute when dropping skydivers, not just because of open doors but also because the aircraft can become unairworthy due to a collision with a skydiver, chute, etc.

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by Aesma
Sun Jul 31, 2022 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7135
Views: 494465

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Yeah that's the excuse but to me it doesn't look like that, it's not like the arm seems ready to do anything, it looks wooden.

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 30, 2022 12:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mega-Millions jackpot at 1.2 billion
Replies: 54
Views: 2196

Re: Mega-Millions jackpot at 1.2 billion

I would save an A380 and make it my own. In truth I think a Falcon 8X would be enough for me, and I would get the rating to fly it. I would also like to get something like a Mig-29 if possible, or the closest thing to it that would be legal. A ride to the ISS. A significant car collection under a ni...

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 30, 2022 11:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7135
Views: 494465

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

That's easier said than done. And might be much more detrimental to the economy.

High prices is also an incentive to reduce use.

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 30, 2022 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man falls from plane near RDU; plane makes rough landing afterwards
Replies: 29
Views: 11033

Re: Man falls from plane near RDU; plane makes rough landing afterwards

I don't see what he could fix. Look at it to see in what state it is, OK.

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 30, 2022 9:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jurassic World III (Jurassic Park VI)... thoughts?
Replies: 11
Views: 1222

Re: Jurassic World III (Jurassic Park VI)... thoughts?

The giant insects couldn't live with "low" O2 like we have today.

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by Aesma
Fri Jul 29, 2022 6:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7135
Views: 494465

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Russia is also losing Western expertise and hardware to get its oil and gas so production will go down too.

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by Aesma
Fri Jul 29, 2022 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anybody want to buy a cheap G-IV?
Replies: 3
Views: 1366

Re: Anybody want to buy a cheap G-IV?

The wing and tail have been ripped off so it's never flying again. GalaxyFlyer : would it be that more expensive than a new one ? I guess it depends how you take into account the engine situation, but let's say it had engines that needed an overhaul (and wings and tail in place), that might cost I d...

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by Aesma
Fri Jul 29, 2022 4:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7135
Views: 494465

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Yeah and as I found out the usual production rate of the CAESAR is 10/year, with several customers waiting for their orders on top of the French Army and now Ukraine. I'm sure it's ramping up but we all know from the Airbus/Boeing ramp ups that this requires time, all the suppliers need to invest, t...

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by Aesma
Fri Jul 29, 2022 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7135
Views: 494465

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Here is an interesting article how sanctions don't work. USA buys more oil from Saudi-Arabia instead from Russia and Saudis buy that oil for their own use from Russia. Also about more Russian oil to Asia and Africa. Sorry, behind pay wall. https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/exclusive-saudi-ara...

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by Aesma
Fri Jul 29, 2022 1:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts
Replies: 66
Views: 3041

Re: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts

So how is the NZ dairy and meat industries profitable when there are no govt subsidies nor are there import duties as a barrier for foreign imported food? It's extremely intensive (and extensive) farming. With no concern for the environment. Lamb and beef aren’t a problem for the environment and it...

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 27, 2022 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electricity Costs and Supply
Replies: 36
Views: 1884

Re: Electricity Costs and Supply

https://dualsun.com/en/product/hybrid-panel-spring/

They make hot water on top of electricity. Heating the water cools the silicium PV.
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Yeah they need to be cooled if possible.

One way is using hybrid panels : https://dualsun.com/en/product/hybrid-panel-spring/

They make hot water on top of electricity. Heating the water cools the silicium PV.

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 27, 2022 3:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lake Mead, 3rd body found and low water
Replies: 33
Views: 1781

Re: Lake Mead, 3rd body found and low water

johns624 wrote:
All these years of being derided for living in the Rust Belt and Flyover Country has just left me with little empathy for them.


The ones doing the deriding and flyovering aren't the ones depleting the water.

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 27, 2022 3:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts
Replies: 66
Views: 3041

Re: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts

So how is the NZ dairy and meat industries profitable when there are no govt subsidies nor are there import duties as a barrier for foreign imported food? It's extremely intensive (and extensive) farming. With no concern for the environment. If there is more and more backlash to these kinds of envi...

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 27, 2022 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7135
Views: 494465

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Why do you think that Africans want to move elsewhere? Those migrants are a small amount of Africans. I don't know the answer for you question as it has never been tested. Russia has trained a lot of Africans. An ex neighbor was a doctor from middle east trained in the Soviet Union. Never heard a b...

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by Aesma
Tue Jul 26, 2022 5:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7135
Views: 494465

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

No, I don't think that you understand Russian reasoning this time. The idea is to give a glimmer of hope to Ukraine that they can resume the grain shipments, and then destroy this hope. This is the technique that Russian often use, designed to unbalance the enemy, and ultimately drive them to a des...

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by Aesma
Mon Jul 25, 2022 1:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Walgreens Religous Exemption for Condoms
Replies: 32
Views: 1992

Re: Walgreens Religous Exemption for Condoms

Such situations destroy the argument of the "pro-lifers" that there are options to not get pregnant. When push comes to shove, they show their true colors : such options are to be banned, too.

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by Aesma
Mon Jul 25, 2022 1:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7135
Views: 494465

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

If I understand the mentality being assigned to the Russians on this thread, this was expected, they agreed to allow shipments then sent some missiles into the city to let the Ukrainians know that they should be grateful to mother Russia for this gift. No, I don't think that you understand Russian ...

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by Aesma
Mon Jul 25, 2022 1:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 28518

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

RB had some reliability issues but I guess they can turn everything down a bit now and let Ferrari take poles and the occasional victory...

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by Aesma
Sun Jul 24, 2022 7:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 28518

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

Leclerc said himself that he made a mistake. Ferrari strategy awful as usual. If tire degradation was that bad and maybe contributed to LEC's crash, then settle for a 2 stops and stop SAIN much sooner. PER also whined quite a bit once he was behind RUS. The race was boring because LEC crashed, other...

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 23, 2022 8:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7135
Views: 494465

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Some time ago I wondered in this thread about production capacities for the various weapons we send to Ukraine. I see the CAESAR wikipedia article has been updated with this : Under ordinary conditions, Nexter can produce 10 CAESARs per year : https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/eurosator...

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 23, 2022 4:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone
Replies: 185
Views: 11393

Re: China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone

The newer lines in China are superior but the older trains are showing their age, moreso than the ones in Europe of the same age. The Beijing-Tianjin railway feels old. The Shanghai Maglev is so dilapidated that I'm not sure I would even want to take it anymore. I've seen a youtube video about this...

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 23, 2022 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7135
Views: 494465

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Image

Source is in the image.

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 23, 2022 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boris Johnson done as Prime Minister?
Replies: 345
Views: 16221

Re: Boris Johnson done as Prime Minister?

The rules would have to be changed. And the rules are made by the party.

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 23, 2022 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dominoes Pizza
Replies: 57
Views: 2757

Re: Dominoes Pizza

Awful here in Germany. I have no idea what their pizza bases are made of but it's nothing close to what proper pizza should be. There are tons of places with proper wood fired pizza ovens which are incredibly close to Italian Pizza, as it should be and barely more expensive. You can customise them ...

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 23, 2022 2:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7135
Views: 494465

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Do the soldiers want to continue fighting or would becoming a POW and likely exchanged for Ukrainians POW be an attractive proposition ?

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 23, 2022 2:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 7135
Views: 494465

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

If I understand the mentality being assigned to the Russians on this thread, this was expected, they agreed to allow shipments then sent some missiles into the city to let the Ukrainians know that they should be grateful to mother Russia for this gift. After all, since they used a couple of their p...

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by Aesma
Sat Jul 23, 2022 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic new configuration.
Replies: 102
Views: 18262

Re: Boom Supersonic new configuration.

There is no case if it burns regular jet fuel.

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by Aesma
Fri Jul 22, 2022 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boris Johnson done as Prime Minister?
Replies: 345
Views: 16221

Re: Boris Johnson done as Prime Minister?

The Truss v/s Sunak battle is shaping up nicely as a battle between conservative and populist principles on economics and government. Liz wants to cut taxes but maintain spending by borrowing (aka big government) … which runs counter to fiscal conservatism. She differs from BoJo not in terms of gov...

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by Aesma
Fri Jul 22, 2022 10:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe
Replies: 105
Views: 5697

Re: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe

Here in the US with our addiction to sprawl, a big part of it is because of housing costs. I think the housing sticker shock overrides the commuter fuel costs for many, especially in times of a balanced oil market (2015-19). Those with a job at a grocery store, for example, simply can't afford to l...

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by Aesma
Fri Jul 22, 2022 10:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe
Replies: 105
Views: 5697

Re: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe

I do believe that we have a direct effect on the climate (albeit not as dire as some want us to believe) and we should do everything possible to mitigate our effect on not just climate, but our environment as a whole, but exactly where is the proof that this is 100% directly "human caused"...

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by Aesma
Fri Jul 22, 2022 9:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dominoes Pizza
Replies: 57
Views: 2757

Re: Dominoes Pizza

bpatus297 wrote:
I wonder how many people changed dinner plans to eat pizza after reading this thread. LOL


I did when I posted my answer last week. I checked my local domino's and discovered there is a promo price every Tuesdays and Thursdays, so I took advantage of it.

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by Aesma
Fri Jul 22, 2022 9:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Electoral Count Act Reform
Replies: 72
Views: 3219

Re: Electoral Count Act Reform

The issue is so evident because you have a presidential system. So everyone in the country votes for the president, yet every vote doesn't count, that's an issue. Many democracies don't have presidents, if they follow the Westminster system all votes aren't equal either, but it's less evident. Usual...

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 20, 2022 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic new configuration.
Replies: 102
Views: 18262

Re: Boom Supersonic new configuration.

Surely an existing non military engine must be reworked to be able to run at Mach 1.7 ? Can high bypass turbofans remotely work ?

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by Aesma
Wed Jul 20, 2022 10:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe
Replies: 105
Views: 5697

Re: Human Caused Climate Crisis hits Europe

Jalap : the EU is considering a carbon tax at its borders (on top of internal regulations of course, the tax is to even things out). That means if you sell to the EU, you pay the tax (the buyer is paying, but the result is the same), incentivizing you to produce your products in a less carbon intens...

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